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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stuffed Shrimp Beignets

I found this recipe in a cookbook and it sounded pretty good. Only one problem, the recipe called for crawfish. None to be found here, so I used shrimp.

1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
1/3 Cup Butter
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Cajun Seasoning to Taste
1 Pound of Crawfish or Shrimp
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese (I used Colby)
1 1/2 TBSP Green Onion
1 1/2 TBSP Parsley, Chopped

Sauté onion and celery in butter until tender. Add garlic, seasoning, and shrimp. Simmer 8-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside and let cool completely. Add cheese, green onions, and parsley. Prepare dough. Heat oil to 350.

Beignet Dough:
2 Cups Biscuit Mix
3/4 Cup Water
(If short on time, use 2 containers of 8 refrigerated biscuits.)

Mix together with a fork. Roll out dough and cut with a 4 inch circle cutter.
Place filling on one half of the dough.
Fold other half over filling and seal edges with fork dipped in flour.
Fry beignets until golden brown.

I topped the beignets with a jalapeño cream sauce.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! We adore shrimp (and crawfish). Can't wait to try these.